Jynx meaning

The name of an order of spiritual intelligences in ancient “Chaldaic” philosophy.
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A bird, the wryneck (Jynx or Iynx torquilla).
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(transferred sense) A charm or spell a jinx (quod vide).
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Origin of jynx

  • An adaptation of the Latin iynx (“wryneck”), itself an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἴῠγξ (iunks, “Eurasian wryneck”, “Jynx torquilla”; figuratively “a spell or charm”, “passionate yearning”), quod vide for an explanation of the development of its senses.

    From Wiktionary